The Yellow Wallpaper

yellow wallpaper

Descibe and transition to how she arrived at the house? Can you please provide in cite quotes?

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The narrator and her physician husband, John, have rented a mansion for the summer so that she can recuperate from a “slight hysterical tendency.” Intitially she is excited to see the house and garden,

The most beautiful place! It is quite alone, standing well back from the road, quite three miles from the village. It makes me think of English places that you read about, for there are hedges and walls and gates that lock, and lots of separate little houses for the gardeners and people. There is a DELICIOUS garden! I never saw such a garden....

Unfortunately she does not get to spend any time in the garden. She is basically locked in a room with ugly wallpaper,

It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide—plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.


The Yellow Wallpaper